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by PAB855
18 Sep 2018, 10:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans Route78 missing link
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Sustrans Route78 missing link

Are there any predictions regarding the 2mile section south of Duror on route 78 as to date for its completion? We have cycled on this route from both directions, but dare not even contemplate riding on the short section of the A828 for fear of being crushed by a timber truck etc. Some traffic is ve...
by PAB855
18 Aug 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Drumoak to Ballater
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Drumoak to Ballater

If you have experience of this route, can you give me an idea of the terrain through the forestry section west of Banchory. We tried parts of the Caledonian Way earlier this year and found the forestry section along the side of Loch Lochy was a real boneshaker. Perhaps a reduction in tyre pressures ...
by PAB855
18 Aug 2018, 3:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 36
Views: 1612

Re: Custom Wheel Builders

Worth trying on something you can afford to mess up. I used to correct minor wobbles, but have not kept up the practice so had two occasions where even guys used to doing it regularly got it wrong and both wheels had to be scrapped. My neighbour went to a bike maintenance class and bought all the ne...
by PAB855
12 Aug 2018, 10:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: George Elrick of Stirling
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: George Elrick of Stirling

You could try the bike hub in Stirling, they may be able to give you information. There was an event they ran in Stirling a few years ago and I think a rider on a George Elrick took part. I have rebuilt a bike with a 1956 George Elrick frame which is rideable, but not beautiful. I must see if I can ...
by PAB855
4 Aug 2018, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring change
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Chainring change

Belated update. The bike went like a dream at the recent Velo Retro based in Ulverston over the weekend of 13 to 15 July. We did the 30mile ride and only had to walk up the last 100yards of the last hill which was ok for us. The whole event was fantastic, one of the most enjoyable events I have ever...
by PAB855
30 Jul 2018, 7:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Map of Ijmuiden to Amsterdam
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: Map of Ijmuiden to Amsterdam

One helpful forum reader has very kindly sent me a map.

Very many thanks to all of you for your contributions.

Cheers
by PAB855
26 Jul 2018, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Map of Ijmuiden to Amsterdam
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: Map of Ijmuiden to Amsterdam

Very many thanks for all that detail, I now have no excuse for losing my way

Cheers
by PAB855
25 Jul 2018, 4:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Map of Ijmuiden to Amsterdam
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Map of Ijmuiden to Amsterdam

What's the best way to obtain a map of the cycle route from the DFDS ferry port at Ijmuiden to Amsterdam? We are cycling from the ferry to join our boat bike tour boat in Amsterdam. I know the VVV shop in Ijmuiden sells them,but we want to get on a cycle route as close to the ferry arrival point as ...
by PAB855
29 Jun 2018, 6:34pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2485

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

Thanks Hercule, not least for reminding me of the legendary Sheldon Brown who for some reason had gone off my radar! I used to refer to him frequently. I am again astonished at his wealth of knowledge and the masses of useful detail on his sight. I can now put the sliderule away, he's done it all fo...
by PAB855
29 Jun 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2485

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

Things have moved on and I'm having another think about this gearing problem. Taking on board the foregoing suggestions, it would appear that I can get close to my target of a 80inches top gear if I use a 50 tooth chainwheel and a Sunrace 7 speed Megarange which has an 13tooth top gear. This combina...
by PAB855
17 Jun 2018, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring change
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Chainring change

Yes, all changed over after removing four links. The rear mech is at about its limit, but it all works fine in my garage.
Tomorrow is test day. Fingers crossed.

Cheers
by PAB855
11 Jun 2018, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brakeblock attachment
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Brakeblock attachment

Thanks tatanab. That makes sense. It is a good idea. I'm surprised I hadn't come across them before. That's another bit of fine tuning to get this bike ready for the SportiveLakes Le Loafeur. It wouldn't do to turn up unprepared, even at my modest level of performance! You've saved my bacon, thanks ...
by PAB855
11 Jun 2018, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brakeblock attachment
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Brakeblock attachment

20180611_120453_resized.jpg What is this for? It's on both brake blocks front and back of 1982(?) Raleigh Competition. I have been told they should be the other way round and are to cut down vibration by taking up the space between the blocks and the stays or the blocks and the front forks. Any ans...
by PAB855
9 Jun 2018, 2:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring change
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Chainring change

Order placed with Spa Cycles for a 48, 34.

Many thanks to all